At the end of June we asked you, the readers of the Liverpool Acoustic news and reviews blog, to let us know what you think of the service by completing a short online survey. A big thank you to those of you who took the time to complete it and to give us your informative and constructive comments.
The results are as follows. All figures rounded to the nearest 10% (yeah, we know it isn’t scientific, but it’s easier to understand!)
ACCESS: How do you access the Liverpool Acoustic News and Reviews (tick all that apply) 100% – email mailing list 40% – also read the online version
OVERALL FREQUENCY: What do you think of the overall number of posts each month? 20% – too many 80% – just right
NEWS: What do you think of the number of news posts each month? 60% – too many 20% – just right 20% – could do with more
MUSIC REVIEWS: What do you think of the number of music reviews (albums) each month? 20% – too many 80% – just right
LIVE REVIEWS: What do you think of the number of live gig and event reviews each month? 20% – too many 60% – just right 20% – could do with more
INTERVIEWS: What do you think of the number of interviews each month? 60% – just right 40% – could do with more
FUTURE IDEAS: What would you like to see included in the future?
All of the suggestions proved popular, particularly ‘Opinion‘, ‘Tips and advice for musicians‘, and ‘Competitions‘. Two replies asked for more variety!
Thanks also to those of you who added extra comments, all but one of which were positive.
We’ve taken on board the feedback from the survey and as a result we’ve changed the way we post items to the News and Reviews blog.
From now on news items will be restricted to two posts per week, from Monday to Friday. If there is more news we need to publicise we’ll either add it to our Twitter feed at @lpoolacoustic which also appears at the top of the website pages, or combine more than one news item into the same post.
Keeping news items to weekdays frees up the weekend (Saturday or Sunday) for album and live gig reviews. We’ll add in the occasional ‘Opinion’ post in addition to competitions, interviews with promoters, and tips from established musicians, and if we end up with more items than weekends we’ll slot one or two in during the week in place of a news item. The monthly newsletter will remain on the first day of each month, and the above schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
And even though the survey is over, you can still send your comments and suggestions to use via the Contact Us page.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.